Instituto Superior Técnico

Serviços de Informática

Setting up the wireless network (eduroam) in Ubuntu

The following instructions refer to the wireless network configuration in the Ubuntu operating system. This tutorial is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS version.

  1. Open the “Settings” menu on your device. Click in the “Wi-Fi” tab. There should be 2 available wireless networks: “eduroam” and “tecnico-guest”.
  2. Choose the “tecnico-guest” network. After being connected, open your browser and access the following website to download the certificate:
  3. Then, open the wireless network menu again. Choose the “eduroam” network to connect to. Fill the following fields:
    1. Wi-Fi security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
    2. AuthenticationPEAP
    3. Anonymous identity –
    4. Domain – IST ‑ eduroam
    5. CA certificatecacert.crt (the certificate downloaded previously)
    6. Inner authentication – MSCHAPv2
    7. Username –, where istxxxxx corresponds to your Técnico ID
    8.  Password – password corresponding to your Técnico ID
  4. Click on “Connect”. The “eduroam” wireless network should be configured on your device.